Bombay born, Italian and L.A. trained (FIDM) designer, Deborah Sawaf, has taken her pro-woman stance and has made a statement with her fine accessories company Thale Blanc and her ready-to-wear collection Thale Blanc Statement this week during New York Fashion Week. Known for her handbags, leather goods and jewelry, Deborah Sawaf has taken her company to new heights by adding ready-to-wear designer to her resume.
New York Fashion Week marked the designer’s first showing of her debut collection and the first time her sportswear collection has been presented to the press and media. The collection’s label “Statements” was inspired by Sawaf’s belief that “every woman is a statement by her very being & what better way to pay tribute to women than by having my collection be a part of my customers’ everyday personal statement.” Sawaf’s couturier touches which are synonymous with her Thalé Blanc handbag collection were evident throughout the collection of dresses, coats, tops, skirts, pants and vests.
Finding inspirations from the 1920’s to French Renaissance, and Baroque, as well as from exotic lands with rich histories of textile and ornamentation Thale Blanc brand now caters to every mood of a woman from head to toe while still allowing the Thale Blanc woman to feel empowered. Thoughtful detailing like quilted panels along with logo and verbiage printed taping provided sporty edginess that married flawlessly with higher end touches like the most luxurious fabrications in the market today and whimsical plays on proportion that are more commonly seen in the efforts of her avant garde European counterparts.
The collection also seized the moment to embrace the ‘see now buy now’ trend that has been gaining momentum of late. Almost the entire collection is available on-line at www.ThaleBlanc.com either available immediately or as a pre-order with only a 5 week wait from order to delivery. Sawaf’s decision to show in NYFW during the first ever all virtual show week, are clear indicators that there is a new life at Thalé Blanc and it emanates from the sketch pad of the creator herself.